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  Bugatti Type 39
 

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Country of origin:France
Produced in:1925
Numbers built:12 (Type 39 and Type 39A)
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 09, 2007
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Engine
Configuration Straight 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 1,496 cc / 91.3 cu in
Bore / Stroke 52.0 mm (2 in) / 88.0 mm (3.5 in)
Valvetrain 3 valves / cylinder, SOHC
Fuel feed Zenith Carburettor
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 90 bhp / 67 KW @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 81 Nm / 60 ft lbs @ 2,000 - 4,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 60 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis aluminium body on steel ladder frame
Front suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Rear suspension live axle, inverted quarter-elliptic leaf springs, friction dampers
Steering worm-and-wheel
Brakes drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 750 kilo / 1,654 lbs
Length / Width / Height 3,700 mm (145.7 in) / N/A / N/A
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,400 mm (94.5 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in) / 1,200 mm (47.2 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.12 bhp / kg
Top Speed 185 km/h (115 mph)
0-60 mph 9.0 s

Resources
Suggested reading
  • Bugatti Magnum, by Hugh Conway with Maurice Sauzay
  • Bugatti - le Pur Sang des Automobiles, by Hugh Conway
  • Grand Marques Bugatti, by Hugh Conway
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